Jim Denault, ASC got his start shooting distinctive independent features. He has gone on to photograph in a wide range of film and television genres. An interest in photography from an early age led him to study at the Rochester Institute of Technology where he received a BFA in Photographic Illustration.
His feature projects include Trumbo, directed by Jay Roach and starring Bryan Cranston; Recount, Game Change and The Campaign also directed by Jay Roach; Boys Don’t Cry directed by Kimberly Peirce, Clear History, directed by Greg Mottola, starring Larry David; Maria Full of Grace directed by Joshua Marston, City of Ghosts for writer/director Matt Dillon, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 directed by Sanaa Hamri; Pitch Perfect 2, directed by Elizabeth Banks; and Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, directed by Stephen Frears.
Television credits include HBO’s Silicon Valley, Getting On, Six Feet Under, and Carnivàle and Fox’s Wayward Pines, starring Matt Dillon, Terrance Howard and Melissa Leo.
Jim got started shooting video for industrial training tapes and cable access with electronic cinematography before it was considered fashionable. He is a pioneer of indie digital filmmaking, but - by the way -he can also shoot film!
Jim has been nominated for both Independent Spirit Awards and Emmys for Best Cinematography. He is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and The American Society of Cinematographers.
He enjoys running, swimming, biking, skiing, and sailing.
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